CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Chapmanville man was sentenced to three years and seven months in federal prison for distribution of oxymorphone on Thursday, February 25. William Toler Jr., 29, of Chapmanville, previously pleaded guilty to the federal drug crime in August 2015.
Toler admitted that on April 10, 2014, he sold a 40 mg oxymorphone pill to a confidential informant working with law enforcement. The drug deal took place at a residence near Chapmanville. Toler further admitted that he was responsible for over 20 grams of oxymorphone and over 20 grams of oxycodone during the course of his drug dealing activity. During the sentencing hearing, the Court noted that Toler had been a significant law enforcement problem in his community and a substantial source of prescription pills.
This case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and the U.S. Route 119 Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman is in charge of the prosecution. United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston imposed the sentence.
This prosecution was brought as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District.